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Is a Drafting Career Right For You?

Are you interested in learning more about drafters? Below, you’ll find information regarding AutoCAD drafting service careers to help you decide if one them is right for you!

Those that love drawing, art, computers and technology will be interested in a drafting career. You get to combine manual drawing with computer aided drafting and design to create visual guidelines for structures. You’ll use specific detail to ensure the drawings are exact and precise, and able to be used during construction.

Pay for drafters varies depending on the field they work in. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (bls.gov) offers information on the average yearly pay for the following careers:

  • Architectural and civil drafters: $50,160
  • Electrical and electronics drafters: $57,240
  • Mechanical drafters: $52,150

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) also reported in May 2013 that the median salary for drafters working within other industries was $47,680.

Drafters are responsible for the following:

  • Turning ideas into images
  • Spending all day at a computer coming up with ideas
  • Turning those ideas into images
  • Making and working with exact measurements
  • Estimating quantities needed for various projects
  • Explaining plans and ideas to builders
  • Keeping up with the latest technology
  • Working alone and as a team member

They are also expected to do the following at various points in their career, as well:

  • Test concepts
  • Perform surveys
  • Note constructing procedures
  • Making dimension calculations
  • Identify materials
  • Execute inspections
  • Examination Prototypes
  • Evaluate finished products
  • Drafting and design
  • Create using computer-aided design (CAD) software
  • Create technical drawings and schematics based on the work of architects, design engineers, or scientists
  • Create stress calculations
  • Create CAD schematics to be used in program automated manufacturing systems.
  • Act as guidelines and instructions for construction crews and manufacturing workers

If you are interested in this type of career, you’ll be happy to know that the industry is expected to grow through 2020, but it isn’t growing as quickly as engineering. Even still, there are jobs available!

Drafters wear many different hats. They create ideas, turn the ideas into reality and then have to teach or inform others about their ideas and projects. They also use technology alone and with a team. if you’re interested in learning more about drafting, be sure to visit back with our previous blog post, here. You’ll learn about the different types of careers that drafters have.

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